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LAT Sun. 2/12 Bonnie L. Gentry


Good Ones:
More-than-one-hit Wonder   STEVIE
How actors should appear   ONCUE
It’s opened and shut   DOOR
Calvary letters   INRI [the mount, not soldiers]
Theme: phrase when ISH is added changes its meaning
Put Armor All on tires?   BURNISHRUBBER
Display that’s both tasteful and ostentatious?   REFINEDFLOURISH
Hold a surprise party for Scorcese?   ASTONISHMARTIN

By the Way:
Abbr. in old dates   BCE [don’t know what is “common” about the “era” or whether the succeeding one is uncommon --- it seems those who use the expression resent Christ as being so significant to Western Civilization that he divides the ages of man]

OSSA is famous in our language because Shakespeare used it in “to mount Ossa on Pillion” meaning to make matters worse.

Speaking of the Bard, I taught Macbeth years ago and didn’t know in what scene the dagger “appeared.”  :-[

Like an extra sock   ODD [I see the sock not as an extra but as evidence that its mate is missing.  :D]

Who knew?:
EMUS lay green eggs

Some Nits to Pick:
GAI, SEIS are foreign words unused in our language

RATING:   ;D ;D ;D Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun


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